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Interferon Beta-1a

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    IM / Subcut
    Interferon Beta-1a
    Avonex 
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Naturally occurring cytokine that mediates antiviral, antineoplastic and immunomodulatory processes within the body.

Clinical Use

    • Indication
    • Relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
    • Adverse Effects
    • Upper respiratory tract infection
    • Hypersensitivity
    • Elevated LFTs
    • Thrombocytopaenia / leukopaenia
    • Thyroid dysfunction
    • Depression
    • Monitoring
    • 3-6-monthly testing of FBC, LFTs and thyroid function.
 
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